Alexander Koglin Benchimol

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Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and prediabetes have a major global impact through high disease prevalence, significant downstream pathophysiologic effects, and enormous financial liabilities. To mitigate this disease burden, interventions of proven effectiveness must be used. Evidence shows that nutrition therapy improves glycemic control and reduces the risks of(More)
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) and disordered eating behavior have been reported separately after bariatric surgery. We report a patient who following a bariatric operation developed WKS associated with a disturbed eating behavior without vomiting. This morbidly obese man developed an intense fear of gaining weight in the postoperative period and engaged(More)
The prevalence of obesity, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes (T2D) is increasing worldwide, especially in the developing nations of South America. Brazil has experienced an exponential increase in the prevalence of these chronic non-communicable diseases. The rising prevalence is probably due to changing eating patterns, sedentary living, and a progressive(More)
Obesity is a chronic disease that has been considered an epidemic nowadays. It is associated to much co-morbidity, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its complication, steatohepatitis. We report a case of a 58-year-old obese patient refractory to clinical treatment who was submitted to the use of intragastric balloon (BIB), developing(More)
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